Honoring our World War II Heritage

Pictured from Left to right are SrA Jeremy Bales, TSgt David Buckley, MSgt Wesley Childress, and MSgt David DeHart from the 192d MXS created the temporary nose art for Aircraft 4082 the flagship of the 192d FW at Langley AFB, VA. The decoration carried the legacy of the 192d into the 21st century. The blue nose stems from Major George Preddy's P-51D during WWII while he was commander of the 328th FS. Maj Preddy was the leading P-51 ace during the war and is shown here flashing 6 fingers signifying his 6 kills during one sortie. The 192d, which was derived from the 328th after the war, is proud of this heritage and decided to honor that tradition during the 2010 Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet held at Langley with the 1FW. The 1FW and 192FW are integrated through a classic association.

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